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Castello di Aglie, Aglie

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Agliè is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 35km north of Turin.Agliè borders the following municipalities: San Martino Canavese, Torre Canavese, Bairo, Vialfrè, Cuceglio, San Giorgio Canavese, and Ozegna.Main sightsAgliè's main attraction is its Castello Ducale, one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dating from the 12th century, it was originally a possession of the counts of San Martino. In the 17th century it was turned into a rich residence by count Filippo d'Agliè, but was ravaged during the French invasion of 1706.In 1765 it was acquired by Charles Emmanuel III of Savoy and sold it to his son Benedetto of Savoy who had it radically renewed ten years later, under design by Ignazio Birago di Bòrgaro. Thenceforth it was a summer residence for the Kings of Sardinia. It was sold to the Italian state in 1939.It has a monumental façade with two stairs and a fountain; the interior includes 300 rooms, mostly provided with contemporary furniture. The castle is surrounded by large English- and Italian-style gardens. It was used as the location for the Italian series Elisa di Rivombrosa as Rivombrosa. Before you head to Aglie, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Aglie trip itinerary builder site, to make sure you see all that Aglie has to offer, including Castello di Aglie.
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  • Nobody would imagine there’s such an hidden treasure in a small, ordinary town! A huge castle, even though only the ground floor can be visited. We had an excellent guide but 50 minutes is a little... 
    Nobody would imagine there’s such an hidden treasure in a small, ordinary town! A huge castle, even though only the ground floor can be visited. We had an excellent guide but 50 minutes is a little...  more »
  • My wife, daughter and I visited this castello on holiday in july 2019. Although I always try to speak a little bit the language of the country I visit, I don't always understand what they respond in.....  more
    My wife, daughter and I visited this castello on holiday in july 2019. Although I always try to speak a little bit the language of the country I visit, I don't always understand what they respond in.....  more »
  • Among the countless country mansions the royal House of Savoy, this admirable 17th c. mansion stands out with rich portrait galleries, carefully preserved living quarters, amazingly large underground....  more
    Among the countless country mansions the royal House of Savoy, this admirable 17th c. mansion stands out with rich portrait galleries, carefully preserved living quarters, amazingly large underground....  more »
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  • Beautiful and calm place to visit. Gorgeous garden and forest.
  • Nice guided tour of part of the castle. Worth a visit. You must write to book a tour ahead of time. Guide was very nice and knowledgeable.
  • The castle is pretty good , the visit is quite cheap. I would suggest a visit in spring, because there is no heating system in there and it was freezing inside. Another thing, do not expect to visit the whole castle... Many parts of it are not available to visit
  • Nice location for a walk in the abandoned gardens and their ancient times atmosphere… the palace was closed, it opens only some days of the week, check in advance!!
  • Excellent, enormous historic home of the dukes of Saxony. Visits are by guided tours - we caught the 10am tour (3 floors and the gardens were all closed but the informative tour still took an hour and a half!) which was conducted in Italian but there are information boards in each room. Photos without flash are allowed everywhere. Highly recommended. Wheelchair can be borrowed.

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